Radio personality Jeff Lee – and a special benefit planned for him – net top billing in this week’s column.
Jeff suffered a stroke several days ago and is currently hospitalized. A few of his friends have gotten together and planned a benefit event that will be held at the Whitehaven Celebration Complex located at 3270 Elvis Presley from 9 p.m. until this Saturday night (April 14).
Special guests and performers include Tonya Dyson, V Mack and more. Donations are $10. Reserved VIP tables are $50 and seat six people. For more information, call 901-650-2986.
Get out and show your support…Memphis style!
Meanwhile, let’s keep Jeff and his family in our prayers for a full and speedy recovery.
Joe Clair at the Bartlett Comedy Spot
Here’s a guy who’s been around for a while. Remember Rap City on BET years ago? Of course you do and you remember the host, Joe Clair, too, right?
Well, Clair is also a comedian and he will be coming to town to perform for shows at the Bartlett Comedy Spot on Friday and Saturday (April 13-14). Show times are at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on both days. Admission is $10.
The Bartlett Comedy Spot is located at 5709 Raleigh-Lagrange. For more details call 901-590-3620.
Another session of Soul Talk returns this Saturday. Soul Talk is an interactive lounge session that allows you to control the event by submitting some of your favorite songs that you’d like to hear, and the DJ will put into rotation for you. Also, enjoy great conversation with wine and h’ordeuvres and chat about topics that you have submitted to us.
The Comedy and Blues Tour
The Comedy Blues Tour returns this Saturday (April 14) to the Batesville Civic Center, with great music and non-stop laughter.
Join Toni Green, Theodis Ealey, Karen Wolfe and Carl Sims as they deliver the blues, along with comedians Sonya D and Bruh-Man from “Martin.” The show begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25 to $125. For more information, call the DBS Agency at 662-855-1601 or visit www.comedyandbluestour.com.
Stax to the Max
Stax to the Max is Back! What’s that?
Stax to the Max is a Soulsville street festival to celebrate 11 years of the Stax Music Academy. It happens April 28 at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music from noon until 7 p.m. There will be live music, vendors and activities all day long.
Admission is free, plus there will be $1 admission to the museum from noon until 5 p.m. For more information and details on the musical line up, visit www.staxmuseum.com.
On another note
The What’s Happening Book Club kicked off last Saturday (April 7) at McAlisters at Poplar and Highland. If you didn’t make it out, don’t worry, you can still pick up the book and join us for next month’s discussion.
The name of the book is “Midnight and the Meaning of Love” by Sista Souljah. We will meet again on May 5 at the same place at 3 p.m. Email me for more information.
The NAACP presents the Memphis Gospel Fest at the University of Memphis on April 28. I’ll be sure to have all the details for you next week! Until then, that’s what’s happening!
(Got an event you’d like for me to cover or attend? Email me at Myron@ whatshappeningmyron.com.)